Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

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Backpack - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

Overnighter to Goat Lake and back

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,280 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

9:00 at the TH

Take the Mountain Loop Highway east from Granite Falls. Pass by the Verlot Ranger Station, where you can buy a Northwest Forest Pass if you need one. Continue to the end of the pavement (about 31 miles from Granite Falls), and then go another 3.5 miles. Turn right at the road signed "Elliot and Goat Lakes." This is FR-4080, but the road number is not clearly marked. The parking lot is at the end of the good gravel road.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

A great introduction to first-time backpackers.  Hopefully there will be no snow.  After setting up our camp, we will explore the trail around the lake and relax on the floating logs.

Goat Lake — Washington Trails Association (wta.org)

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Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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